Paweł Kosmala


Solo experimental musician as Agyzerax and ex-lead guitarist for the pagan thrash metal band Strzyga.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music was at first a hobby, which over time became a passion. It's probably the best way to explore a whole different world for me.

What is your music dream?

Recognition and the availability to always evolve and learn in some way. I fear stagnation.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Tidying my room... But seriously, it's hard to tell. I wish people could see value and art in even the most basic, everyday things.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

It's really hard to choose one, but perhaps a long-time favourite of mine - "Brighton Rock" by Queen. It's just flawless.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

My no. 1 right now is Anthrax, with Belladonna, as well as Bush. And, of course, Turbin. Deep Purple is probably a close second, with many other rock classics I adore because they've helped shape my love for music.

What inspires you to make music?

Art. Life. Feelings.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I would say that it's "everything is art". I think creating stuff is the most important aspect of being a human. I almost never despise any music, even if I don't like it personally. Everything has some value.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Good. It's great to see people having fun while you're playing. It brings me a lot of joy.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Despite the fact that we're living in an Internet age, it's really hard for musicians and listeners to find ways of communication. Musicians struggle to find listeners, listeners struggle to find new music and often just go with whatever they can find.

What do you think of Drooble?

I think it's the best social networking site for musicians I've found so far. The community is great!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Breaking strings... And little opportunity, but I think it had never been an easy task for an artist to showcase their works.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

My local scene right now is for the most part non-existent. In many cases, the support is all about playing gigs with each other. Once I'm off the stage, I watch anybody else who comes on next.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Lots of persistence, mostly. And patience.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Strange Raven Sky, Anubis